Asian Treasure

Sunken treasures shed light on 10th century Asian trade

gulfnews.com: World
Published: 8/9/2005

“Jakarta: Wooden ships laden with ceramic pots, golden necklaces and valuable spices have for centuries navigated Indonesian waters, a key trade route linking Asia with Europe and the Middle East. And for just as many years, they have been sinking.

No one knows that better than Adi Agung, who later this month will wrap up salvage operations on a Chinese ship that went down in the crystal blue Java Sea more than 1,000 years ago.”

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